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Ron Southwick/PennLive

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With Pa. schools closed until April (at least), educators face test of serving students remotely

School districts have been working to deliver remote instruction to students but they face the enormous challenge of doing so in a way that is fair to all of their students.

By Ron Southwick/PennLive

As Vice President Pence comes to central Pa. for Women for Trump event, GOP faces a gender gap

The Women for Trump event illustrates the campaign’s efforts to energize women voters.
By Ron Southwick/PennLive

Harrisburg School District can find hope for revival in Reading: 7 lessons

“There’s financial unrest in Harrisburg that’s very similar to what we walked into in Reading in 2014,” Chris Celmer said.

By Ron Southwick/PennLive

MediaNews Group stands as lone bidder to buy Reading Eagle; auction canceled

MediaNews is controlled by New York-based hedge fund Alden Global Capital.
By Ron Southwick/PennLive

Despite industry challenges, Penn State doubles down on nuclear energy program

Over the last several years, more students are enrolling in nuclear engineering programs. In 2016, the most recent year data is available, 621 bachelors degrees were awarded in nuclear engineering in the United States.

By Ron Southwick/PennLive

If Three Mile Island shuts down, counties could lose grant money

Municipalities within the 10-mile zone surrounding Three Mile Island receive money for emergency management purposes to prepare for any number of disasters.

By Ron Southwick/PennLive

Could a Three Mile Island-related mass evacuation happen today?

“In 1979, we didn’t have nearly the population we have now. Traffic would be at a crawl.”
By Ron Southwick/PennLive

Three Mile Island accident was eerily foreshadowed by a Hollywood blockbuster days before

Columbia Pictures, the studio that released the movie, actually pulled the film from some theaters to deter criticism of capitalizing on the accident at TMI.

By Ron Southwick/PennLive

Pa. Health Department ordered to turn over leases on nursing homes

PennLive investigation found problems at homes formerly owned by Golden Living
By Ron Southwick/PennLive